I’m super excited to be participating in the LAG member show this weekend at the Boulder County Fairgrounds! If you’re at the farmer’s market here in Longmont on Saturday, pop on in and check out all the beautiful art! There’s also a gift shop and handmade jewelry, greeting cards and more!
Thursday (today) 1-6pm
Friday 10-8pm with an artist reception from 6-8pm
Saturday from 10-6pm (I’m doing an art demo from 3-4:30!)
Sunday from 10am-4pm
Yep, shameless plug! Tonight (Friday, March 10th) starting at 5pm at the Great Frame up at 430 Main Street in Longmont, the Longmont Artists’ Guild is having their annual show. There will be a reception starting at 5pm with voting by public opinion for “Best in Show” as well as “Best 2D” and “Best Photography” ending by 7pm.
I entered 3 paintings and 3 photographs! (because I just couldn’t decide!) . ALL ART IS FOR SALE!
Some com on down and give me a vote…er um… I mean vote for your favorite art! There will be finger food, drinks and wine to purchase.
Hope to see you there!
Photography: Spirit of Antelope Canyon
Paining: “I’m feeling KOI” and Photography “Pent Up”
Photography: “Colorado Sunflower”
Painting: “Sunny Day Lunch”
Painting: “Lonely Fox”
I am honored to be one of the participating artists in this year’s Boulder County Home & Outdoor Living Show at the Boulder County fairgrounds March 24, 25 & 26.
I will be displaying and selling my oil paintings, giclee prints, greeting cards, mini-pet portraits & more!
Stop on by our booth which is sponsored by Left Hand Artists Group for some great giveaways!
This week’s card is very personal to me. I’m cautious about discussing politics on my professional website, but this artwork reflects how I am currently feeling about the world and the USA today. In general, I am a happy, hopeful person. However, this past week, the immigration issue has weighed heavily on my heart. I am scared about the direction my country is heading, but I am trying to remain hopeful and optimistic that we all will get through this.
The blackness is encroaching on the horizon. There is still more beauty in this world than darkness, I really believe that; and that is what this card represents. The “orange” color is actually yellow and red blended together. Yellow for peace and red for blood. Because, regardless of where you were born, what religion you practice (or not), the color of your skin; we all bleed red. But we all also have the capacity for peace within us. Let’s push the darkness down and have more sunshine in our world.
This last week, a friend of mine was in town visiting. We had a great time hanging out and we also spent some time going to local art galleries. One of the things she noticed is that a lot of artists have small cute pieces that they can sell for a lower price. I’ve been meaning to do something like this, and I’m working on some 8 x 10 pieces, but this week I have been working on some 4×4 Addison portraits.
My inspiration, of course, are my Instagram photos of Addison, my cat. She has a lot of personality, and even though she doesn’t like her photo taken, I manage to get some fun cute shots of her.
Here are two of my first Mini-Cats that I have for sale in my Gallery on Main Street in Longmont.
This has been a huge project for me. The process of learning perspective, the amount of detail going on with the subjects all has my head spinning! I am loving this process, but also feel somewhat frustrated too. At this point, I think I’m about 95% complete on this painting. I need to do a lot more work on the dogs and around the dogs before I finish. I think the rest is done. The “learning” part of this for me is how to paint the animals in such a way as to show enough detail and personality, yet not get overly caught up in detail and personality. It’s a fine line. I should be done with this by next class session. I’ve very excited about it!
My next project is to paint in “plein air” and work on live subjects. I just saw a demonstration by Chuck Ceraso this week and I’m intrigued. He offers a 6 week studio class that I think I’ll sign up for. Chuck painted this picture in an hour and half using a palate knife. Amazing.
Last weekend we visited the Botanic Gardens in Denver. It is always a joy to go see the flowers in bloom. They also have many large ponds with mature Koi swimming around. It is very difficult to get a good photo of fish. I managed to capture a nice image with the Koi swimming and in a “s” curve with its body. While the photo isn’t print worthy, I decided to paint a portrait. I started today and here it is so far! I am also making progress on the “Portland Pooches” painting. Probably will be done in 2-3 more sessions.